Established in 2014 by an IU Business School alumnus to honor IU Department of Biology faculty member, George M. Malacinski. While this student was earning his MBA, Professor Malacinski hired him to work as a budget analyst for a project Malacinski had undertaken. The first award was bestowed in 2016.
2022 Malacinski Scholar: McKenna Major
McKenna Major is a junior majoring in biology with minors in Spanish and psychology. She is a member of the Cognitive Development Lab with Dr. Linda Smith where she explores spatial relationships made by both children and parents in naturalistic dyadic play. McKenna is also involved in the Department of Biology where she serves as an undergraduate teaching assistant for an introductory biology course (BIOL-L 111). Outside of the lab and class, she volunteers with the Read to Succeed Program at the local Boys and Girls Club and is involved in IU Panhellenic Association and Indiana University Dance Marathon. After graduation in spring 2023, McKenna plans to attend medical school.